Media, Citizens & Democracy New York Roundtable

image courtesy West Wing IMDB page
image courtesy West Wing IMDB page

The Media, Citizens & Democracy project brought together leaders from the entertainment industry and beyond to discuss how to improve the accuracy and depth of representations of government and democracy.

Participants included Robert Batscha, president of the Museum of TV & Radio; Barbara DeFina, executive producer, Goodfellas, The Grifters; Stephen Friedman, vice president, Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs, MTV; Frank Greer, president of GMMB Strategic Communications, and founder of Amnesty International, USA; Brooke Kennedy, executive producer of Third Watch (NBC); Patricia McGinnis, president and CEO, The Council for Excellence in Government; Amy Robinson, actress (Mean Streets) and producer (With Honors, Drive Me Crazy, Autumn in New York); Dr. Robert Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University.